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The relationship between quality of life and demographic variables in hemodialysis patients
Raheleh Javanbakhtian Ghahfarokhi *, Abbas Abbaszadeh
Dept. of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran
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Introduction: Quality of life is an important criterion in evaluation of medical treatment and status of health and well being, contributing to the prediction of mortality rate in hospitals. QOL may be affected by diseases and their related complications. This study aims to investigate the relationship between the quality of life (QOL) of hemodialysis patients and demographic variables. Materials and Methods: In this descriptive analytic study, SF36 questionnaire was used to examine the QOL of 60 hemodialysis patients in Kerman. Results: The mean score of the QOL in hemodialysis patients was 49.83 ± 17.56. The maximum of score was related to the physical activity domain (57.09) and minimum score was given to the vitality domain (43.85). The relationship between quality of life and age, job, literacy and marriage was significant. Conclusion: Our results revealed that the QOF in hemodialysis patients was less that in than normal people. It was shown that these patients need to live a happy life. Therefore, appropriate mental support and instruction on compatibility methods can increase their QOF.
Keywords: Quality of life, Hemodialysis, Kidney
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Type of Study: Research |
Received: 2013/03/25 | Revised: 2017/07/31 | Accepted: 2013/04/6



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